Indian Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy described as "ridiculous" the resolution adopted by the Tamil Nadu Assembly seeking economic sanctions on Sri Lanka by India and some other countries, saying it would be "highly damaging" for India''s national interest.
"The resolution asking the Centre (for economic sanctions on Sri Lanka) is not only ridiculous but highly damaging for India''s national interest," he said in a statement here.
Swamy claimed that while the resolution was adopted based on a UN report on alleged human rights violations by Lankan armed forces during the conflict with the LTTE, "the said UN report also blames the LTTE for provoking and committing human rights violations in equal measure."
"The Assembly makes no mention of that, showing it to be a highly partisan and narrow-minded resolution," he charged.
Asking Chief Minister Jayalalithaa to focus on providing electricity and restoring law and order in the state, he said AIADMK''s victory in the April 13 polls was due to peoples'' anger at DMK''s alleged involvement in the 2G spectrum scam case, in which she "played no role except issue statements."
"Hence she must use this mandate received due to my efforts in exposing the 2G spectrum scam case, for the benefit of the people and not for the LTTE in Sri Lanka, for most of them are dead or gone anyway," he said.
Further, Swamy also requested Ramdev, who is on an indefinite fast on the issues of corruption and black money, to withdraw his fast. (PTI)
Comments - 13
YP Sunday, 12 June 2011 06:01 AM
Is this the guy who could not win a singe seat in TN election but a "strong" supporter of current SL regime?
MP Sunday, 12 June 2011 05:59 AM
She is a just another typical woman of ill bran. Central indian government is looking for billions of trade developments with SL to boost their economy. What fool lady!
milliband Sunday, 12 June 2011 06:39 AM
Yes YP he is a high cast Tamil from southern India, don't you recognise by his name.
Musthafa Sunday, 12 June 2011 07:54 AM
Since Sl has open economy policy- if India close the door there will be 1000s more door to open to SL- TN goverment must consult with some economists soon.
shan Sunday, 12 June 2011 08:28 AM
Yes milliband you are too low cast.
ajith Sunday, 12 June 2011 09:14 AM
Swamy got better brains than most of the Tamil politicians.
xlntgson Sunday, 12 June 2011 09:32 AM
There is clamouring for post war development in Sri Lanka, if India gives up, it will be taken by many! Subramanian Swamy is a maverick though correct in this instance!
YP Sunday, 12 June 2011 10:02 AM
I thought we are living in 21st century where cast plays nothing in the society (sigh) First it was race, then religion now cast also?
Senna Sunday, 12 June 2011 12:29 PM
Swamy always with Tamil nation not with LTTE Terrorists. I agree with Agith.
UK TAMIL BOY Sunday, 12 June 2011 12:34 PM
He is a mad man.
SL Sunday, 12 June 2011 01:36 PM
Karuna and Jaya are both political jokers!
mani Sunday, 12 June 2011 03:46 PM
he is china agent
Patriot Monday, 13 June 2011 03:08 AM
If they want to stick to their cast systems - and as long as that nonsense does not reach our shores - what's your problem?
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